CN100407187C - The user interface method and system for networked devices in navigating - Google Patents

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CN100407187C
CN100407187C CN 200480005714 CN200480005714A CN100407187C CN 100407187 C CN100407187 C CN 100407187C CN 200480005714 CN200480005714 CN 200480005714 CN 200480005714 A CN200480005714 A CN 200480005714A CN 100407187 C CN100407187 C CN 100407187C
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一种用于包括客户机装置(例如,控制器装置)和服务装置(例如,被控装置)的网络中的装置的基于浏览器的命令和控制的方法和系统。 Browser based command and control systems and methods of an apparatus comprising a client device (e.g., device controller) and the service device (e.g., a controlled device) in a network is provided. 客户机装置允许用户控制服务装置。 Client device allows a user to control service means. 为了减少用户为控制服务装置而对客户机装置进行的编程,网络浏览器被包括在每个客户机装置中,网络服务器被包括在每个被客户机装置控制的提供服务的服务装置中。 In order to reduce the control program for the service user apparatus to the client apparatus, the web browser is included in each client device, the network server is included in the service providing means is means for controlling each of the service in the client. 当用户在网络中一个装置一个装置地导航时,用户的导航上下文被跟踪。 When a user in a network device to a navigation device, a navigation user context is tracked. 这就提供了每个服务装置的网络服务器的上下文信息,从而减少了用户将该信息编程到客户机装置中的需要。 This context information is provided for each service network server apparatus, thereby reducing the need for the user to the information programmed in the client device.

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用于耳关网装置中的导航的用户接口方法和系统技术领域本发明涉及用于联网装置的用户接口,具体地涉及用于使用万维网协议的网络装置的导航的用户接口。 The user interface method and system for ears close BACKGROUND network apparatus of the present invention relates to navigating a user interface for a networked device, particularly to a network device for navigating the World Wide Web protocol using a user interface. 背景技术本申请请求于2003年12月18日提交的第60/530,501号美囯临时申请的优先权,该申请完全公开于此以资参考。 BACKGROUND This application claims priority to US Provisional Application No. 60 / 530,501 on December 18, 2003 filed, the entire disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference. 网络通常包括通信链接以及连接到通信链接的具有通信能力的各种装置。 Network typically includes a communication link and various devices with communication capability connected to the communication link. 所述装置包括计算机、外围装置、路由器、存储装置、具有处理器以及通信接口的消费类电子产品和电器。 The apparatus comprises a computer, peripheral devices, routers, storage devices, a processor and a communication interface having a consumer electronics and appliances. 网络的实例是用于家庭的家庭网络,在家庭中各种装置被相互连接。 Examples of the network is a home network for home, various devices are interconnected in the home. 一个普通的家庭可包含包括个人计算机以及诸如通常在家中见到的消费类电子产品和电器的家用装置的几种装置。 An ordinary household can contain several devices including personal computers and household appliances such as those typically seen in home consumer electronic products and appliances of. 术语"装置"通常包括逻辑装置或者其它具有功能性和^:据交换能力的单元,并且不但可以包括所有的家用装置而且可以包括通用计算机。 The term "device" typically includes logical devices or other functional and ^: data unit exchange capability, and may include not only all home devices but also may comprise a general purpose computer. 家用装置包括诸如安全系统、影院设备、消费类电子产品(例如,TV、 VCR、 DVD播放器、立体声设备、直播卫星业务(DBSS)、数字卫星业务(DSS)等等)、喷水灭火系统、 照明系统、电器(例如,微波炉、洗碗机、烤箱/炉子、洗衣机/干衣机)、汽车中的处理系统等等。 Such as household appliances, including security systems, theater equipment, consumer electronics (eg, TV, VCR, DVD player, stereo equipment, direct broadcast satellite service (DBSS), digital satellite services (DSS), etc.), sprinkler systems, lighting systems, electrical appliances (eg, microwave, dishwasher, oven / stove, washer / dryer), automobile processing systems. 经常使用控制器装置(例如,遥控装置)来控制消费类电子产品,诸如家庭影院设备。 Frequently used controller device (e.g., remote control device) to control consumer electronics, such as home theater equipment. 然而,使用这样的控制装置来控制家用装置的缺点是每个具体的控制器装置必须被特别地编程以控制并命令那些它想要控制的家用装置。 However, use of such a home device control means controls the disadvantage that each specific controller means must be specifically programmed to control and command home devices that it wants to control. 这就需要用户给控制器装置编程或者将软件装入控制器装置,来控制各种装置。 This requires the user to program the device or controller software into a controller device to control the various devices. 发明内容技术解决方案因此,存在对一种提供用于控制其它装置的控制器装置中的用户接口的方法和系统的需要,所述方法和系统减少了用户对控制器装置编程的需要。 Content of Invention Technical Solution Accordingly, there is a method of providing a method and system controller means for controlling the other apparatuses in the user interface needs, the method and system reduces the need for user programming of the controller device. 本发明是针对上面的需要而提出来的。 The present invention is directed to the above needs put forward. 有益效果尽管本发明可以接受许多不同形式的实施例,但是本发明的优选实施例在附图中显示并且在这里将被详细描述,同时应该理解本公开被认为是本发明的原则的示例,并不意味着将本发明的广泛的方面限制在示出的实施例。 Although the beneficial effects of the present invention is susceptible to embodiments in many different forms, but the preferred embodiment of the present invention will be shown and described in detail herein, it should be understood that while the present disclosure is to be considered an exemplification of the principles of the present invention, in the drawings, and It does not mean that the broad aspect of the present invention limited to the embodiments illustrated. 根据本发明,前述的实例结构可以通过许多方式来实现,诸如本领域的技术人员公知的用于由处理器执行的程序指令、逻辑电路、ASIC、固件等等。 According to the present invention, examples of the foregoing structures can be implemented in many ways, such as those skilled in the art known to program instructions for execution by a processor, logic circuit, ASIC, firmware, etc.. 因此,本发明不限于这里描述的示例性的实施例。 Accordingly, the present invention is not limited to the exemplary embodiments described herein. 参照本发明的特定优选的样式已对本发明进行了相当详细的描述,然而, 其它样式也是可能的。 Of the present invention with reference to certain preferred style of the invention has been described in considerable detail, however, other patterns are also possible. 因此,权利要求的精神和范围不应当被限于这里包含的优选样式的描述。 Accordingly, the spirit and scope of the claims should not be limited to the description contained herein preferred style. 附图说明图1A显示了4艮据本发明实施例的实现用户接口系统的网络的功能方框图的实例;图1B显示了根据本发明实施例的实现用户接口系统的另一网络的功能方框图的实例;图1C显示了根据本发明实施例的用于图1B的网络中的用户导航和控制的用户接口的实例;图1D显示了用于用户进入命令的控制装置;图2-9显示了根据本发明实施例的基于用户导航和控制的在状态和控制框中包括网络中发现的装置的展示的用户接口的实例;和图10显示了根据本发明另一实施例的用于控制网络中的装置的条件控制装置键的实例。 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS FIG 1A shows the embodiment according to the present invention Gen 4 a block diagram of a network system according to the user interface implementation of the function example; FIG. 1B shows a functional block diagram of another network implementing user interface system according to an embodiment of the present invention, examples ; FIG. 1C shows an example of a user according to a user for navigation and control of the network of FIG. 1B embodiment of the present invention, the interface; Figure 1D shows the control means for entering user commands; Figure 2-9 shows a present examples of the user based on the status and control means including a network box display found in the navigation and control user interface according to an embodiment of the invention; and FIG. 10 shows a device for controlling a network according to another embodiment of the present invention, in accordance with examples of condition control apparatus bond. 最佳方式在一个实施例中,本发明提供了一种用于提供包括相互连接的客户机装置和服务装置的网络中的用户接口的方法,所述用户接口用于控制当前连接到网络的服务装置,该方法包括以下步骤:从当前连接到网络的一个或更多个所述服务装置获得信息,所述信息包括装置信息;基于所述装置信息来产生包括所述服务装置的状态信息的用户接口;在能够显示用户接口的客户机装置上显示所述用户接口,以用于所述服务装置的用户导^1和控制;跟踪所述服务装置的用户导航和控制;和基于跟踪信息,在所述用户接口上为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 Best Mode] In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method for providing a user interface comprising a network interconnecting the client device and a service device, the user interface connected to a network for controlling the current service apparatus, the method comprising the steps of: a network currently connected to one or more of said service means to obtain information, said information including device information; user comprises generating means of the service status information based on the device information Interface; capable of displaying the user interface, a user guide for the service and the control device 1 ^ on the client device user interface; tracking user navigation and control of the service device; and based on the tracking information, and on the user interface to provide a user device selects the default service. 为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择的步骤还可基于服务装置的功能以及基于用户优先的服务装置选择中的一个。 The step of the user provides a default service device based on the function selection may also be a service device and the service device based on the user preferred selection. 服务装置可包括源端装置和宿端装置, 从而为用户提供用于源端装置的缺省的宿端装置选择的步骤还可基于用户优先的宿端装置选择中的一个。 Service end device may include a source device and a sink device, so as to provide a further sink device based on user preference selection in step default sink device selected source device. 此外,为用户提供用于宿端装置的缺省的源端装置选择的步骤还可基于用户优先的源端装置选择中的一个。 In addition, to provide users with a means for selecting the default source sink apparatus further step of selecting a source device based on user preference in. 将所述用户接口显示在所述客户机装置上的步骤还可包括将所述用户接口显示在客户机装置中的浏览器上的步骤。 The user interface displayed on the client device may further comprise the step of step of displaying the user interface on the client device browser. 当用户逸择服务装置的时候,所述用户接口还可显示装置控制信息。 When the user select the service Yi device, the user interface may also display information control device. 每个服务装置中的装置信息包括用于用户与该装置相互作用的用户接口描述。 It means each service apparatus includes a user interface description for user interaction with the device. 在另一实施例中,本发明提供了一种根据以上步骤来提供用户接口的网络中的客户机装置中的控制器。 In another embodiment, the present invention provides a method for providing a user interface in a network client device controller according to the above steps. 除此以外,在另一实施例中,本发明提供了一种实现以上步骤的相互连接的客户机装置和服务装置的网络。 In addition, in another embodiment, the present invention provides the above steps for implementing network interconnecting the client device and the service device. 因此,在一个实例实现中,本发明提供了一种用于包括客户机装置(例如,控制器装置)和服务装置(例如,被控装置)的网络中的装置的基于浏览器的命令和控制的方法和系统。 Thus, in one example implementation, the present invention provides a means for comprising a client (e.g., the controller means) and the service device (e.g., a controlled device) device in a network browser based command and control the methods and systems. 客户机装置允许用户控制服务装置。 Client device allows a user to control service means. 为了减少用户为控制服务装置而对客户机装置进行的编程,网络浏览器被包括在每个客户机装置中,网络服务器被包括在每个被客户机装置控制的提供服务的服务装置中。 In order to reduce the control program for the service user apparatus to the client apparatus, the web browser is included in each client device, the network server is included in the service providing means is means for controlling each of the service in the client. 当用户在网络中一个装置一个装置地导航时,用户的导航上下文被跟踪。 When a user in a network device to a navigation device, a navigation user context is tracked. 这就提供了每个服务装置的网络服务器的上下文信息,从而减少了用户将该信息编程到客户机装置中的需要。 This context information is provided for each service network server apparatus, thereby reducing the need for the user to the information programmed in the client device. 通过下面结合附图而进行的详述,本发明的其它实施例、特征以及优点将会变得清楚。 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS performed by, and other embodiments, features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent. 具体实施方式在一个实施例中,本发明提供了一种用于包括客户机装置(例如,控制器装置)和服务装置(例如,被控装置)的网络中的装置的基于浏览器的命令和控制的方法和系统。 DETAILED DESCRIPTION In one embodiment, the present invention provides a means for comprising a client (e.g., the controller means) and the service device (e.g., the controlled device) browser-based network device command and method and system control. 客户机装置允许用户控制服务装置。 Client device allows a user to control service means. 为了减少用户为控制服务装置而对客户机装置进行的编程,网络浏览器被包括在每个客户机装置中,网络服务器被包括在每个被客户机装置控制的提供服务的服务装置中。 In order to reduce the control program for the service user apparatus to the client apparatus, the web browser is included in each client device, the network server is included in the service providing means is means for controlling each of the service in the client. 当用户在网络中一个装置一个装置地导航时,用户的导航上下文被跟踪。 When a user in a network device to a navigation device, a navigation user context is tracked. 这就提供了每个服务装置的网络服务器的上下文信息,从而减少了用户将该信息编程到客户机装置中的需要。 This context information is provided for each service network server apparatus, thereby reducing the need for the user to the information programmed in the client device. 通常,在网络中连接网络浏览器和网络服务器而不在二者之间进行编程控制,当服务装置被用户经客户机装置的浏览器访问时,用户访问的上下文不被利用来预测用户的未来优选。 Typically, a web browser and a network connecting servers in the network without the program control between the two, when the service user apparatus is accessed via a browser client device, accessed by the user context is not utilized to predict the user's future preferably . 例如,如果网络包括调谐器(源端装置(source device))和两台电视(宿端装置(sinkdevice)),当用户从调谐器选择电视台来播放时,尽管调谐器成为视频和音频的源端,但是并不为用户自动地选择宿端装置。 For example, if the network includes a tuner (source device (source device)) and two television (the sink device (sinkdevice)), when the user selects from the television tuner to play, despite the tuner becomes the source of the video and audio , but does not automatically select the sink device to the user. 这就需要用户选择宿端装置中的一个来作为选择的源端装置的宿端装置。 This requires the user to select a sink device to the sink device as the selected source device. 即使用户先前已访问/选择宿端装置中的一个,传统的系统也需要用户使用客户机装置的浏览器来选择宿端装置,用户每次选择一个源端装置。 Even if the user has previously visited / selection means in a sink, conventional systems require the user to use the browser to the client device selects the sink apparatus, each time a user to select a source device. 在一个实施例中,当用户在网络中一个服务装置一个服务装置地导航时, 本发明保持对用户的导航上下文和选择的跟踪。 In one embodiment, when a user in a network service means a service to a navigation device, the navigation context of the present invention is to maintain and track the user's selection. 关于用户访问的每个服务装置的网络服务器的上下文的信息被提供给客户机装置的浏览器,所述客户机装置正被用户利用以控制服务装置。 Context information about each service network server accessed by the user apparatus is provided to the client device browser, the client device being utilized to control the service user apparatus. 这实际上不需要用户将所述信息提供给用于控制服务装置的客户机装置。 This fact does not require the user to provide the information to the client device for controlling the service device. 在一个实例中,当初次将网络上电时,执行发现过程以确定连接的物理装置和逻辑单元/装置。 In one example, the time when the original power on the network, perform a discovery process to determine the physical devices and logic unit / device connected. 然后,发现的装置的展示出现在客户机装置的网络浏览器上以接收用户控制命令,联网装置的初始缺省上下文被显示给用户。 Then, demonstrating the discovered devices now on the Web browser of the client device to receive user control commands, the initial default context is displayed networked devices to the user. 当用户使用客户机装置的网络浏览器来导航并选择宿端装置时,客户机装置保持对用户选择的最后的宿端装置(控制器记录用户最后选择的宿端装置的名称)的跟踪。 When the user uses the web browser of the client device to navigate and select the sink device, the client device to keep track of the last of the sink device (the name of the sink device controller records the user of the last selected) selected by the user. 然后,当用户选择源端装置时,客户机装置将用户对宿端装置的优先选择提供给源端装置,而不请求用户来指定源端装置的宿端装置。 Then, when the user selects the source device, the client device user preference sink device to the source device is provided, without requesting the user to specify the sink device to the source device. 这样,源端装置连接宿端装置并将信息发送到宿端装置,所述宿端装置由客户机装置的浏览器中用户最后访问的链接指定。 Thus, the connection source device and the sink device transmits information to the sink device, the sink device specified by the Link Browser client device user last accessed. 最后访问的宿端装置成为其后选择的源端装置的缺省的宿端装置,直到用户通过导航到另一宿端装置而将其改变。 The last sink device becomes the default access to the sink device the source device subsequent selection until the user apparatus to the other end of the sink by the navigation and to change it. 在一个实例中,通过使用Javascript中的全局变量以保留用户选择的最后的装置的名称、相关联的标识符以及属性来跟踪并保持用户导航上下文。 In one example, by using a global variable in Javascript to retain the name of the last device selected by the user, and the attribute identifier associated to track user navigation contexts and maintain. 现在在执行1394协议的家庭网络的上下文中来描述根据本发明的方法和系统的实现的实例。 In the context of the implementation of the protocol is now home network 1394 will be described in the example of a method and system of the present invention. 然而,本领域的技术人员应该认识到,本发明对于使用不同的网络协议的其它类型的网络也是有用的。 However, those skilled in the art will be appreciated, the present invention is useful for other types of networks using different network protocols are also useful. 此外,考虑这里的实例利用网络浏览器客户机服务器方法(通常延伸到TCP/IP网络),本领域的技术人员应该认识到,其它客户机服务器协议也可以被使用。 Also, consider the instance where (typically extends into TCP / IP network), those skilled in the art should recognize that other client-server protocol can also be used using a web browser client-server method. 在描述中使用网络浏览器(浏览器)作为图形呈现引擎网络资源的实例,也可以使用其它图形呈现引擎。 Examples of using a web browser (browser) as described in the graphics rendering engine of network resources, you can also use other graphics rendering engine. 此外,在描述中使用下面的缩写:ATSC-先进电视系统委员会;AV-音频/视频;AV/C-音频/视频控制;DHCP-动态主才几配置协议;DNS-域名服务器;DTV-数字电视;HDTV-高清晰度电一见;GIF-图形交换格式; GUI-图形用户接口; HNCP-家庭网络配置协议;XML-可扩展标记语言; XHTML-兼容XML的超文本标记语言;HTTP-超文本传输协议;OSD-同屏显示;和STB- ^/L顶盒。 In addition, in the description, the following abbreviations: ATSC- Advanced Television Systems Committee; AV- audio / video; AV / C- audio / video control; DHCP- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol only a few; DNS- domain name server; DTV- digital TV ; HDTV- high definition electric saw; GIF- graphic interchange format; GUI- graphical user interface; HNCP- home network configuration protocol; XML- extensible Markup language; XHTML- XML-compatible HTML; HTTP- hypertext transport protocols; OSD- screen display; and STB- ^ / L-top box. 根据本发明示例性的实施例的用户接口系统可以使服务装置利用包括渲染器(renderer)的连在网络中的(network-attached)客户机装置的呈现能力来将服务装置的状态和控制接口呈现给用户。 Allows the user interface system of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, apparatus using a service comprises connected in a network (network-attached) client device renderer (the renderer) rendering capabilities to the status of the service device and a control interface presentation to the user. 服务装置可包括,例如,诸如有线机顶盒或地面机顶盒、数字VCR、 DTV等等的家庭网络内容服务的源端。 Service means may comprise, for example, such as terrestrial or cable set top box STB, a digital VCR, DTV home network like the source content and services. 此外,渲染器可以包括访问用于在诸如前述的网络浏览器的图形用户接口(GUI)中将源端的控制接口呈现给用户的显示器的装置。 Further, the renderer may include a Graphical User Interface for accessing (GUI) control interface in the source of the Web browser, such as a display presented to the user of the apparatus. 因此,网络浏览器是GUI的实例,并且可包括万维网导航、电子商务或增强的TV应用等等的能力。 Therefore, the web browser is an example of a GUI, and may include the ability to navigate the World Wide Web, e-commerce or enhanced TV applications and so on. 为了解释的筒单,在描述中可互换地使用术语GUI、网络浏览器和浏览器。 For single cylinder of explanation, in the description, the terms the GUI, web browsers and browsers interchangeably. 利用使用网络和因特网协议的封装机制使用户能够经另一装置中的GUI 来控制一装置。 Encapsulation mechanism using a network using Internet protocol and enables a user to control a device via another device GUI. 因此,在一种情况下,服务装置将其控制接口数据传递到渲染器以在渲染器的GUI上将所述控制接口数据呈现给用户,由此用户可以凭借所迷控制接口数据来控制该服务装置。 Thus, in one case, it means the service data to the control interface to the GUI renderer renderer on the control interface data to the user, whereby the user can control interface with the fan to control the data service device. 定义了配合顶级GUI的顶级控制器服务器,而低级控制器服务器被渲染器单独呈现。 It defines the top-level controller server with the top of the GUI, and low-level controller server renderer is presented separately. 图1A显示了根据本发明实施例的实现用户接口的网络10的控制结构的功能方框图的实例。 FIG 1A shows a block diagram of a functional structure of a network controlling the user interface implementation embodiment of the present invention, 10 examples. 该实例用于GUI和遥控结构,包括两个物理装置:HDTV装置12和AVHDD装置14。 The examples of the GUI and a remote control structure comprising two physical devices: HDTV AVHDD device 12 and device 14. 图1A还显示了通信路径,该通信路径包括导4元命令路径16、用户接口路径18、媒体路径20以及红外线或射频遥控装置24 的遥控路径22。 1A also shows the communication path, the communication path comprises a guide 4 metacommands path 16, the path a user interface 18, a media path 20 and an infrared remote control path or RF remote control device 24 22. HDTV 12包括用于呈现的网络浏览器26和如下三个逻辑单元(L-单元): (1)包括GUI控制器以调度GUI控制的控制器(L-单元控制器)28,(2)TV调谐器和EPG/PSIP服务器(L-单元TV(调谐器)LR)30,和(3)用于图像和音频的TV解码器(L-单元TV (图像)LR) 32。 HDTV 12 includes a web browser for presentation and the following three logic unit 26 (L- means): (1) the GUI controller includes a controller to control the scheduling of the GUI (L- unit controller) 28, (2) TV tuner and EPG / PSIP server (L- unit TV (tuner) LR) 30, and TV decoder (L- TV unit (image) LR) 32 (3) for image and audio. AVHDD M包括一个具有记录器和内容播;Jl器功能的逻辑单元(L-单元AVHDD-LR) 33。 AVHDD M comprises a recorder and a content having a broadcast; Jl function of the logic unit (L- unit AVHDD-LR) 33. HDTV 12还包括相应于上述三个逻辑单元的服务功能的三个网络服务器34、 36和38,其中,14包括用于其服务功能的网络服务器40。 HDTV 12 further comprises three corresponding to the three network servers of the service function logic unit 34, 36 and 38, wherein 14 includes a web server 40 for its service functions. 逻辑单元可仅仅是一个物理装置的子单元,并呈现分离地可控制的功能集(例如,逻辑单元指的是虛拟子单元)。 Logic unit may simply be a physical sub-unit of the device, and presenting the feature set separately controllable (e.g., the logic unit means a virtual sub-unit). 在这个实例中,有五种类型的逻辑单元:(1)媒体宿端,(2)媒体源端,(3)媒体宿端和源端,和(4)既不是媒体宿端也不是々某体源端,和(5)不可见的。 In this example, there are five types of logical units: (1) a media sink, (2) the media source, (3) the source and sink media, and (4) the media neither sink nor a 々 the source body, and (5) not visible. 例如,站点是类型4的装置。 For example, a device type 4 sites. 控制器装置(即,客户机装置)通常与网络浏览器成对并忽视所有其它的控制器装置。 The controller apparatus (i.e., client device) usually pairs with a web browser and ignore all other controller means. 控制器逻辑单元是不可见的并且是类型5的装置。 Controller logic unit is not visible and is a device of the type 5. HDTV中的调谐器是类型2的装置。 The HDTV tuner is a device of the type 2. 显示装置是类型1的装置。 The display device 1 is a device of the type. AVHDD逻辑单元是类型3的装置。 AVHDD logic unit 3 of device type. 基于上述五种装置类型,下列应用于呈现用于这里描述的示例性实施例的家庭网络(HN)控制的GUI。 Based on the above five types of apparatus, the following applied presented herein for describing a home network of an exemplary embodiment (HN) GUI control. 1、 用户接口结构被设置在客户机服务器模型之内的HTTP/TCP/IP联网层上,并提供IP层之上的XML数据的数据交换。 HTTP 1, the user interface structure is provided within a client-server model of / TCP / IP on the network layer, provides data and XML data exchange over the IP layer. 不需要与下层的网络层进行直接的通信。 It does not require direct communication with the lower layer of the network. 2、 在控制器装置(例如,HDTV)中,顶级GUI控制器被利用并将顶级(top level)框架集(frameset)提供给控制器装置中的控制器装置网络浏览器。 2, the controller device (e.g., the HDTV), the top-level GUI controller is provided to the controller means in a web browser using the controller device and the top level (top level) frame set (frameset). GUI控制器提供由联网装置提供的分离站点之间控制的配合。 GUI controller provides controls fit between the separation site provided by networked devices. 此外, 顶级GUI控制器允许用户将控制施加于联网装置之间的期望的连接。 In addition, the top GUI allows the user to control the controller is applied to a desired connection between the networked devices. 这种配合将输入提供给联网装置以使它们可以进行所请求的连接。 Such complexes provide input to the networked devices may be connected so that they requested. 联网控制和管理被使用于媒体连接。 Network control and management of the media are used for the connection. 此外,在家庭网络中,因为可存在多种控制器装置,所以存在多个同时起作用的公共网关接口(CGI)控制器。 Further, in a home network, because there may be a variety of control devices, there is a plurality of simultaneously functioning Common Gateway Interface (CGI) controller. CGI是允许超链接的用户选择的可编程副作用的网络服务器的标准接口。 CGI is a standard programmable interface allows the user to select a hyperlink side of the network server. 任何CGI控制器都可以控制家庭网络中的所有装置。 Any CGI controller can control all devices in the home network. STB中的外部控制器可以将顶级框架集呈现给GUI控制器网络浏览器。 STB in the external controller can be presented to the top-level frame set controller GUI web browser. 3、 连接管理器在下层网络中被使用,其中,除与联网装置通信以外,与连接管理器的直接的通信并不是必需的。 3, the connection manager is used in the lower layer network, wherein, in addition to communicating with network, direct communication with the connection manager is not required. 4、 对于每个GUI控制器,使用浏览器来渲染来自联网装置(例如,服务装置等等)的GUI XHTML内容(例如,控制接口,状态等等)。 4, for each controller GUI using the GUI XHTML browser to render content from the networked devices (e.g., service devices, etc.) (e.g., control interface, status, etc.). 5、 推方法(Pushmethodology)(下面还将被描述)被用来提供动态的和当前的显示内容。 5, the push method (Pushmethodology) (also described below) is used to provide dynamic and the current display. 7、 附加信息的收发经GUI控制器和其它连接的装置之间的HTTP类型的命令来完成。 7, send and receive the additional information via an HTTP between the GUI controller and other devices connected to the command to complete. 这使得GUI控制器不依赖于下层家庭网络技术而被实现。 This makes the GUI controller does not depend on the underlying home networking technologies be implemented. 8、 顶级GUI控制器的外观和感觉被保存在顶级。 8, the top controller GUI look and feel is saved in the top. 此外,连接的装置的外观和感觉被保存在它们的级别。 Additionally, the look and feel of the connecting means are stored in their level. 在顶级,可以近实时地从许多不同品牌产地的连接的装置来供给GUI的不同部分。 In the top, near real time from a plurality of devices connected to supply different brands of different origin portion of the GUI. 9、 每个逻辑单元支持状态框。 9, each logical unit supports status box. 状态框包括表示装置当前状态的XHTML 内容。 Status frame comprises XHTML content device represents the current state. 每当装置中发生状态改变时,该框就应该^^皮更新。 Whenever a state change occurs in the apparatus, the block should be updated ^^ skin. 该框还可包括标识语描述的品牌和装置类型。 The frame may further include a device type and brand logos described. 10、 对于每个发现的逻辑单元,GUI控制器可支持显示装置唯一的名称并允许顶级的框架集导航的名称框。 10, for each logical unit is found, the GUI controller supports the display device a unique name and allow navigation frame set top box name. 11、 每个发现的逻辑单元可以支持控制框,其中,XHTML上下文中的控制框除展示可选择的详细的状态文本和图形之外,还展示用于装置的顶级控制接口。 11, each support unit may be found in the control logic block, wherein, XHTML context control block other than the state shown in detail selectable text and graphics, but also showing the top-level control interface for the device. 当初次将网络10上电时,执行发现过程以确定连接的物理装置12、 14 和逻辑装置(逻辑单元)28、 30、 32和33。 When the primary power to the network 10, performs a discovery process to determine a physical connection means 12, 14 and a logic device (logical unit) 28, 30, 32 and 33. 然后,发现的装置的展示出现在HDTV 12的网络浏览器26上以接收用户控制命令,其中,用于联网装置的初始的缺省上下文被显示给用户。 Then, demonstrating the discovered devices now on the web browser 12 HDTV 26 for receiving a user control command, wherein the initial default context is used for networked devices to the user. 当用户使用网络浏览器26来导航并选#^ 如AVHDD 14的宿端装置时,HDTV 12中的GUI控制器42保持对用户选择的最后宿端装置(例如,AVHDD 14)的跟踪。 When a user uses a web browser to navigate and select # 26 ^ AVHDD 14 as the sink device when, HDTV 12 of the GUI controller 42 keeps track of the last sink device (e.g., AVHDD 14) selected by the user. 然后当用户选择源端装置(例如,L-单元TV(调谐器)LR30)时,GUI控制器42将用户对宿端装置的优先选择提供给源端装置,而不请求用户来指定用于该源端装置的宿端装置。 Then when the user selects a source device (e.g., L- unit TV (tuner) LR30) time, the GUI of the controller 42 by the user preference is supplied to the sink device the source device, without requesting the user to specify the the sink device to the source device. 这样,源端装置与由客户机装置的浏览器中用户最后的访问链接所指定的宿端装置连接,并将信息发送到该宿端装置。 Thus, the device and the sink device browser of the client device to access the last link specified by the user terminal connected to the source, and transmits the information to the sink device. 最后访问的宿端装置(例如,AVHDD 14)成为用于其后选择的其它源端装置的缺省的宿端装置,直到用户通过导航另一宿端装置(例如,L-单元TV(图《象)LR32)而将其改变。 Last accessed sink device (e.g., AVHDD 14) of the sink device becomes the default other source means for subsequent selection until the user to navigate through another sink device (e.g., L- unit TV (FIG. " like) LR32) and to change it. 才艮据本发明另一实施例的实现用户4妻口系统的另一实例网络50净皮显示为图1B中的功能方框图。 Gen 50 only net Paper according to another example embodiment of the networks users 4 wife port system according to another embodiment of the present invention is shown as a functional block diagram of FIG. 1B. 图1B中的网络50包括上面描述的图1A的网络IO的功能性和实例部件12、 14。 FIG. 1B network 50 comprises the above-described FIG. 1A network IO functionality and examples of components 12, 14. 图1B的实例网络50包括六个物理装置:(1) 客厅(LR)中的HDTV12, (2)AVHDD14, (3)DVHS52, (4)卫星网络接口单元(NIU)54, (5)MSNTV服务器56,和(6)卧室(BR)中的另一HDTV 58。 FIG. 1B example network 50 includes six physical means: (1) a living room (LR) in HDTV12, (2) AVHDD14, (3) DVHS52, (4) satellite network interface unit (NIU) 54, (5) MSNTV server another HDTV 56, and (6) the bedroom (BR) 58. 在这个实例中,描述了用于这些HDTV中的一个(例如,HDTV 12)的顶级GUI控制器42的控制页,其中,在该级别以下的GUI完全属于连接的装置。 In this example, there is described a controller for one of these top-level GUI HDTV (e.g., 12 is HDTV) controls the sheet 42, wherein, in the GUI below the level of the fully connected belongs. 例如,卫星NIU54具有其自身的全屏EPG功能,所述全屏EPG功能是卫星业务的外观和感觉,并且卫星NIU 54的全屏EPG功能以XHTML在GUI控制器42的网络浏览器26上被渲染,从而网络浏览器26被用作用于对用户的图形呈现的网络资源。 For example, the satellite has its own full-screen NIU54 EPG function, the EPG function is a full-screen satellite services look and feel, and the full-screen EPG function NIU satellite 54 to be rendered on the GUI XHTML web browser 42 of the controller 26, so that web browser 26 is used as a network resource for users of graphical presentation. 图1C显示了在图IB的HDTV 12中的GUI控制器42的控制下由浏览器26显示的实例控制页(主页)60。 Figure 1C shows a control page (homepage) from Example 60 browser 26 displays, under the control of FIG. IB HDTV 12 in the GUI controller 42. 控制页60包括图形左边的状态框(方块) 62,所述状态框用于每个发现的装置并显示状态图标,其中,每个状态图标显示,例如,装置名称、标识语、状态等等。 The control page 60 includes a graphical status left frame (block) 62, a status box for each discovered device and displays the status icon, wherein each of the icons are displayed, for example, device name, logo, status, etc. 在这个实例中,如果网络50中的装置多于八个,那么当用户导航(下面还要讨论导航)时,状态框62整堆向上或向下滚动。 In this example, if the network device 50 is more than eight, when the user navigation (navigation discussed further below), the status box 62 scroll up or down the entire stack. 每个状态框62通常指的是网络50中的装置或装置的子单元(逻辑单元),或者指的是诸如网络入口的虚拟装置。 Each state block 62 generally refers to a subunit (logical unit) in the device or network 50, or to a network such as the virtual device inlet. 每个网络装置中的网络服务器40 (图1A)将用于该装置的状态框62以及状态框62链接的控制接口框提供给GUI控制器42以在控制页60上显示。 The web server 40 (FIG. 1A) each network device status box for the apparatus 62 and control interface block status box 62 is provided to link the controller 42 to display the GUI on the control page 60. 控制接口框包括用于控制装置的控制接口,并且下面还要通过实例来描述控制接口框。 Block comprises a control interface for controlling the device control interface, and will be described further below by way of example control interface block. 例如,HDTV 12包括两个子单元(即,调谐器30以及显示屏幕和音频呈现32),其中,每个子单元中的网络服务器40将用于该子单元的状态框和控制框提供给GUI 控制器42。 For example, HDTV 12 comprises two sub-units (i.e., the tuner 30, and a display screen and an audio rendering 32), wherein each sub-unit network server status block 40 and control block for the sub-unit is supplied to the GUI controller 42. 每个状态框还可包括瞬间装置状态、类属图标、标识语、名称和位置等等。 Each block may further include a momentary state of the device status, generic icons, logo, name and location and the like. 当装置被连接到网络50时,其状态框62被添加到控制页60。 When the device 50 is connected to the network, its state is added to the control block 62 page 60. 当装置被断开时,其状态框62祐7人控制页60移除。 When the device is turned off, the status of the control block 62 on page 60 7 Woo removed. 在发现过程期间,控制页60在指定的时间段以改变装置的状态呈现以指示该装置是可选择的。 During the discovery process, the control page 60 specified period of time to change the state of the presentation device to indicate that the device is optional. 在一个实例中,当将装置图标颜色突出显示(例如,绿色)并且用户选择控制页60上的该装置的状态框62时,该装置获得系统焦点。 In one example, when the device icon is highlighted in color (e.g., green) and the user selects the state on the frame 62 of the device control page 60, the apparatus system focus is obtained. 在附图中,突出显示的状态框被显示为具有暗的内边界,并用带标号62的箭头来指向该突出显示的状态框。 In the drawings, the highlighted status box is shown with a dark inner boundary, and numeral 62 a belt with an arrow pointing to the state of the highlighted block. 控制页60中的控制框区(控制区)64与具有系统焦点的装置相关联,并且用于该装置的控制框被显示在控制页60上的控制框区64中。 Control 60 Control page frame region (control region) 64 associated with the device have system focus, and for controlling the frame display control means is a control block area on the page 60 of 64. 在图1C的实例中,客厅中的AVHDD14被突出显示以指示它是可选择的,并且如果用户选择AVHDD14,那么该装置获得焦点,从而其控制框出现在图1C的控制页60的控制区64中。 In the example of FIG. 1C, living room AVHDD14 is highlighted to indicate that it is optional, and if the user selects AVHDD14, then the device has focus, so that it appears in the control block controls the sheet 60 of FIG. 1C control region 64 in. 下面是GUI控制器42向连接的装置发出的命令的实例:1、 Get Media Type (例如,MPEG2, JPEG等等)。 The following is an example of a GUI controller 42 commands issued to the device connected: 1, Get Media Type (e.g., MPEG2, JPEG, etc.). 2、 Get Device Type:返回Dtype = ( Source—only | Sink—only | Either | Neither )。 2, Get Device Type: return Dtype = (Source-only | Sink-only | Either | Neither). 3、 Get Device Name:返回网络中唯一的用于该装置的六个字符的名称, 即,DName='abcdef。 3, Get Device Name: Returns the name of the network only six characters for the apparatus, i.e., DName = 'abcdef. 4、 Get ICON graphic. 5 、 Get Status Frame.6、 Get Control Frame.7、 Get Service Banner.8、 Get Open fimction status: 返回Status = ( Open | OK ),和Type = (Record | None )。 . 4, Get ICON graphic 5, Get Status Frame.6, Get Control Frame.7, Get Service Banner.8, Get Open fimction status: returns Status = (Open | OK), and Type = (Record | None). 9、 Set Possible Connection Target:控制器42在选择源端装置的状态框之后将该唯一的六个字符的名称发送到源端或宿端装置。 9, Set Possible Connection Target: block after the state controller 42 to select the source device sends the name of the six characters unique to the source or sink device. 才艮据本发明实施例的实例网络包括下面的实例结构:1、 每个物理装置可不包括或者包括一个或更多个客户机网络浏览器26,并包括一个或更多个具有网络服务器的逻辑单元。 Gen only example of a network according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the following configuration examples: 1, each comprising a physical device or may not include one or more client web browser 26, and includes one or more logical network having a server unit. 2、 控制器服务器24包括将顶级框架集呈现给一个或更多个客户机网络浏览器26的逻辑单元。 2, the controller server 24 includes a set of top-level frame presented to one or more client web browser logic unit 26. 所有其它逻辑单元被指定为服务装置。 All other cells are designated as service logic means. 顶级控制器24访问下层网络的IP地址发现的结果。 Top 24 results controller to access the underlying network IP address discovery. 3、 每个客户机网络浏览器26与控制器服务器24相关联。 3, each client web browser 26 and server controller 24 is associated. 网络浏览器26与XHTML 1.0、 JavaScript 1.3、 DOM 1以及CSS 0兼容。 Web browser 26 and XHTML 1.0, JavaScript 1.3, DOM 1 and CSS 0 compatible. 网络浏览器26支持PNG、 GIF和JPEG图形。 26 Web browser support PNG, GIF and JPEG graphics. HTTP超时被设置为大于119秒的时间段。 HTTP timeout is set to a time period of greater than 119 seconds. 4、 每个服务装置经HTTP/TCP/IP来传送其GUI信息(例如,控制接口)。 4, each service device via HTTP / TCP / IP to transmit their GUI information (e.g., control interface). GUI信息包括用于呈现的XHTML。 GUI information includes XHTML rendering. 每个服务装置当被请求时呈现其状态框和控制框内容。 Each service block device presents its status and control block content when requested. 5、 每个服务装置响应用于快速访问控制的命令(例如, 一些CEA-931B 命令),所述命令是用户按下例如指向控制器28当前焦点上下文之内的装置的遥控键的结果。 5, each of the service means in response to a command for fast access control (e.g., a number of CEA-931B command), the command is, for example, the user presses the pointing device results in the context of the current focus controller 28 of the remote control buttons. 6、 服务装置响应HTTP格式的命令(L-unit is <IPaddr>: port),诸如:a. <L-unit〉/status—frame?width=,187,? 6, the service device HTTP response command format (L-unit is <IPaddr>: port), such as:. A <L-unit> / status-frame width =, 187 ,?? height=,69,.这条命令将状态框XHTML内容返回控制器框架集。 height =, 69 ,. This command will return the contents of the status controller block XHTML frameset. 大小由控制器28 (即,GUI控制器42)建议。 Size is determined by the controller 28 (i.e., GUI controller 42) recommendations. b. <L-unit〉/command—frame?width=,430,? b. <L-unit> / command-frame? width =, 430 ,? height=,460,.这条命令将控制框XHTML内容返回控制器的框架集之内的请求控制框。 height =, 460 ,. This command will return request control block control block XHTML content within the framework of current controller. 大小由控制器28建议。 Size recommended by the controller 28. c. <L-unit>/service_banner.这条命令将XHTML格式的频道标题返回控制器的框架集。 c. <L-unit> / service_banner. This command returns the frame controller XHTML channel set header format. d. <L-unit〉/icon—graphic?width=,60,? d. <L-unit> / icon-graphic? width =, 60 ,? height=,69,.这条命令将装置的位图图标返回请求器。 height =, 69 ,. bitmap icon This command will return to the requestor device. 大小由控制器28建议。 Size recommended by the controller 28. e. <IPaddr>/2027—file.这条命令返回一个以下面的格式来描述所有装置支持的逻辑单元的XML格式的文件:<xml> <NLU> {N the number of logicale_name}</DeviceName> <DeviceType〉{SourceOnly | SinkOnly | Either j Neither I NotVisible } </DeviceType> <CEA931cmds> n,cmdl,...cmdn< /CEA931cmds> </LUl〉 <LU2〉.• .</LU2〉.. .<LUN>., .</LUN〉 </xml〉f. <L_unit〉/status—return.这条命令返回下面XML格式的应答中的一个:i. <xml〉 <StatusRetum〉 OK </ StatusReturn 〉 </xml〉ii. <xml〉 < StatusReturn > Record—Open </ StatusReturn 〉 </xml>g. <L—unit>/connection—target?<unique_name〉? .. E <IPaddr> / 2027-file This command returns the following format description file in XML format all logical units supported by the device: <xml> <NLU> {N the number of logicale_name} </ DeviceName> <DeviceType> {SourceOnly | SinkOnly | Either j Neither I NotVisible}. </ DeviceType> <CEA931cmds> n, cmdl, ... cmdn </ CEA931cmds> </ LUl> <LU2> • </ LU2> .... .. <LUN>, </ LUN> </ xml> f <L_unit> / status-return this command returns the following XML-formatted response in a:.. i <xml> <StatusRetum> OK </ StatusReturn>. </ xml> ii. <xml> <StatusReturn> Record-Open </ StatusReturn> </ xml> g. <L-unit> / connection-target? <unique_name>? <ipaddr:pno>.当宿端装置被建议为可能的源端选择的连接目标时,这条命令被发送到可能的源端装置。 . <Ipaddr: pno> when the sink device is connected to the selected target is recommended as a possible source when this command is sent to the source device possible. 在一个实例中,所有的控制器28具有基于URL前缀的联网装置的内置列表,其中,URL前缀识別装置之内的HTTP服务器。 In one example, all of the controller 28 has built-in URL prefix list based networked device, wherein, HTTP server in the URL prefix identifying apparatus. HDTV可具有调谐器服务器和解码器服务器,但是仅有一个IP地址。 HDTV tuners may have a server and a server decoder, but only one IP address. 在这里描述的示例性实施例中,联网装置执行发现所有其它连接的装置的功能,系统解决任何IP地址沖突。 Exemplary embodiments described herein, the network device performs discovery of other devices connected to all functions, systems resolve any IP address conflicts. 当最初开启网络时,实例操作情节如下: 上电装置发现初始控制页60被显示在客厅中的HDTV 12上在控制页60上两个状态框被显示在控制页60上, 一个用于TV-pic-LR装置, 一个用于TV-tim-LR装置将卧室中的HDTV 58连接到网络多于两个的状态框被显示在控制页60上, 一个用于TV-pic-BR装置,一个用于TV-tim-BR装置将NIU & HDD 56、 AVHDD 14和DVHS 54连接到网络多于三个的状态框被显示在控制页60上, 一个用于NIU-tun-LR装置, 一个用于DISK-LR装置, 一个用于DVHS装置控制联网装置从客厅中的HDTV 12来控制卧室中的HDTV 58选择源端装置并记录在网络中的宿端装置上,而不干扰正在任何显示装置(例如,HDTV58上的显示装置32)上被观看的视频,诸如TV-tun-BR源端选择并记录在DISK-LR上NIU-tun-LR源端选择并记录在DVHS上观看TV-pic-LR上的另一频道而不干扰任何记录将节目从DISK-LR传送到DVHS而不干扰 When initially opening a network, examples of the plot operation is as follows: an initial power device control page 60 is found in the living room is displayed on the HDTV two status box 12 is displayed on the control page 60, for a control sheet 60 TV- pic-LR device, a TV-tim-LR means for HDTV 58 is connected to the network in the bedroom more than two status box is displayed on the control page 60, a TV-pic-BR means for, with a in TV-tim-BR apparatus NIU & HDD 56, AVHDD 14 and the DVHS 54 is connected to the network more than three status box is displayed on the control page 60, a NIU-tun-LR means for, for a DISK -LR means, a DVHS apparatus for controlling networked devices from the living room HDTV 12 is controlled in a bedroom HDTV 58 and select the source device recording the sink device in the network, without interfering with any display device being (e.g., the display device 32 on the HDTV58 upper) viewed the video, such as TV-tun-BR source selection and recording selected and recorded to watch the TV-pic-LR on the DVHS on NIU-tun-LR source DISK-LR recording another channel without any interference from the program transferred to the DISK-LR without interfering DVHS 家正在观看的节目取消在DVHS上记录并倒回将DISK-LR上的节目备份到D-VHS上从DISK-LR删除节目浏览网络入口查看MSNTV台服务并在TV-pic-LR上浏览可以有许多其它的网络的实例操作。 Home program being viewed is recorded on the DVHS canceled and rewind a backup program on the DISK-LR to the DVHS entries View MSNTV desk services from the DISK-LR delete programs and browse the Web browser on the TV-pic-LR can have many examples of other network operations. 现在从图1B中的HDTV12来描述导航和控制过程的例子。 Examples of navigation and control process will now be described in FIG. 1B HDTV12. 使用例如遥控24 (图1CD)上的五个导航键66来执行HDTV 12上的基本导航,所述遥控可以使用户与HDTV 12的浏览器26 GUI控制器42相互作用。 For example, five navigation keys 66 on remote control 24 (FIG 1CD) performed on the 12 basic navigation HDTV, the remote user can cause the browser 12 HDTV 26 GUI controller 42 interacts. 导航4A 66 包括:UP(A)、 DO丽(T)、 LEFT(4)、 RIGHTO)和SELECT(—),如图1CD所示。 Navigation 4A 66 comprising: UP (A), DO Li (T), LEFT (4), RIGHTO), and SELECT (-), as shown in FIG 1CD. 此外,BACK键通过返回到最后突出显示的目标来导航,EXIT 键可以清除整个控制和状态框,并使用户观看HDTV屏幕上的视频。 In addition, BACK button to return to the last highlighted by the goal to navigate, EXIT key to clear the entire control and status box, and enables users to watch videos on an HDTV screen. EXIT 键还可以起HOME键的作用,这是因为,如果正在显示空屏时按下EXIT4建, 那么EXIT键恢复顶级框架集。 EXIT key can also function as the HOME key, and this is because, if the press is being built EXIT4 display a blank screen, then the EXIT key to restore top-level frame set. 在一种情况下,当上电HDTV 12时,控制页12如图1C中所示。 In one case, 12 power-on the HDTV, the control page 12 shown in Figure 1C. 当按下遥控24上的EXIT时,显示变成图2中的实例,图2在状态框62中显示网络中发现的装置的展示。 When pressed on the remote control EXIT 24, into display example in FIG. 2, FIG. 2 shows a display device in the state of the network found in block 62. 如果用户按下遥控24上的Power按钮时将发生相同的结果。 The same result will occur if the user presses a button on the remote control 24. Power. 突出显示的状态条62指示相应的装置是可选择的。 Indication means corresponding status bar 62 is highlighted selectable. 导航键66可以被用来选择(突出显示)控制页60上的其它状态框。 The navigation key 66 may be used to select (highlighted) state of the other control block 60 on the page. 使用UP、 DOWN、 LEFT、 RIGHT键来将突出显示从一个状态框62移动到另一个状态框。 Using the UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT keys to move the highlight box 62 from one state to another state block. 然而, 直到SELECT按钮被用户选择,由状态框62展示的联网装置的控制才被实施。 However, the user until the SELECT button is selected, the control state of the networked devices by block 62 was only illustrated embodiments. 例如,如果RIGHT按钮被按下,那么控制屏幕60变成图3中显示的控制屏幕,其中,右边相邻的状态框被突出显示。 For example, if the RIGHT button is pressed, the control screen 60 into the control screen shown in FIG. 3, wherein the block adjacent on the right is highlighted state. 从图3中的系统状态来看,如果DOWN按钮被按下,那么控制屏幕60变成图4中所示的控制屏幕,其中, 下面相邻的状态框被选择。 From the state of the system in view of FIG. 3, if the DOWN button is pressed, the control screen 60 into the control screen shown in FIG. 4, wherein the following state of the adjacent block is selected. 此外,从图2中的屏幕60来看,如果用户按下UP,那么HDTV12中的逻辑单元TV-pic-LR 32的状态框62被突出显示。 Further, from the view screen 60 of FIG. 2, if the user presses the UP, the logic unit TV-pic-LR HDTV12 frame 32 in a state 62 it is highlighted. 如果当TV-pic-LR 32的状态框62被突出显示时用户接着按下SELECT,那么屏幕60变成图5中的屏幕,其中,用于选择的装置TV-pic-LR32的控制框68被显示在控制页60的控制区64中。 If when the TV-pic-LR status box 32 is highlighted the user 62 then presses SELECT, then the screen 60 into a screen in FIG. 5, wherein the TV-pic-LR32 means for selecting a control block 68 is display control in the control zone 64 of page 60. 控制框信息和布局由选择的装置TV-pic-LR 32中的网络服务器38来提供。 And a control block layout information 38 is provided by means selected TV-pic-LR 32 in the network server. 如果当TV-pic-LR32被选择时装置处于断电状态,那么上电命令被发送到装置32。 If when the TV-pic-LR32 selected device in the off state, the power-on command is transmitted to the apparatus 32. 当调谐器30被内置到HDTV 12中时,调谐器30也将其状态变成上电状态。 When the tuner 30 is built into the HDTV 12, the tuner 30 may also be on state to the power-on state. 调谐器30然后调谐在它被断电以前所调谐的最后频道, TV-pic-LR装置32对来自调谐器30的传输流解码并显示该传输流。 The tuner 30 is then tuned to the last channel before it is tuned off, TV-pic-LR device 32 decodes the transport stream from the tuner 30 and displaying the transport stream. 因此, TV-pic-LR装置32从黑屏变为如图5中的图标所显示的图像,并且用于TV-pic-LR装置32的状态框62被突出显示(例如,用黄色),以指示用于装置32的控制焦点。 Accordingly, TV-pic-LR device 32 changes from black image icon shown in Figure 5, and the state frame for TV-pic-LR 62 of device 32 is highlighted (e.g., yellow) to indicate means for controlling the focal point 32. 如上所述,用于TV-pic-LR装置32的控制框68出现在显示装置控制的控制区64中,在控制区64中"Volume Up"被突出显示。 As described above, the control block for TV-pic-LR device 32 appears on the display 68 of the control region 64 of the control apparatus, "Volume Up" is highlighted in the control zone 64. 因为调谐器30随着TV-pic-LR装置32也被上电,所以调谐器30 (TV-tun-LR)的状态框与频道标识语以及频道名称和编号也被显示在图5中的屏幕60上,其中,节目名称出现在TV-tun-LR装置的状态框中。 Because the tuner 30 with TV-pic-LR device 32 is powered on, the state of the tuner 30 (TV-tun-LR) block and a channel logo and channel number and name are also displayed in the screen of FIG. 5 60, wherein the program name appears in the status box TV-tun-LR device. 从图5中显示的网络状态来看,如果按下遥控24上的Down按钮,那么控制框区64中的"Volume Down"按钮将被突出显示。 Network state shown in FIG. 5 from the point of view, if the remote control is pressed Down button 24, the control block area "Volume Down" button 64 will be highlighted. 再次按下Down按钮将突出显示"Mute"功能。 Press Down button again to highlight the "Mute" function. 如果TV-pic-LR 32的状态框被突出显示并且控制框68如图5中所显示,那么SELECT将使装置TV-pic-LR 32静音。 If the TV-pic-LR status box 32 is highlighted and the control block 68 shown in FIG. 5, the SELECT device will TV-pic-LR 32 muted. 将DOWN 导航到"EXIT"功能并按下SELECT将退出控制框68并返回到如图6中所显示的TV-pic-LR 32的突出显示的状态框。 DOWN navigate to the "EXIT" function and press SELECT will exit and return to the control block 68 in FIG. TV-pic-LR 6 highlighted in a state shown in block 32. 如果网络的状态如图6中所显示并且DOWN被:t安下,那么屏幕60变成图7中显示的屏幕,在图7中用于调谐器TV-tun-LR 30的状态框62被突出显示。 If the state of the network in Figure 6 is displayed and DOWN: lower Ann t, the screen 60 into a screen shown in FIG. 7, a tuner for TV-tun-LR frame 30 in the state of FIG. 762 is highlighted display. 从图6中指示的状态来看,如果如图7中所显示按下SELECT,那么如图8所示,用于调谐器TV-tun-LR 30的状态框被突出显示,并且用于调谐器TV-tun-LR 30的控制接口70被显示在控制页60的控制区64中。 6 from the state indicated in FIG view, if the displayed Press SELECT FIG. 7, then 8, a tuner for TV-tun-LR status box 30 is highlighted, and a tuner TV-tun-LR control interface 30 of the display 70 is in the control zone 60 on page 64 of the control. 根据本发明实施例的用户接口系统的另一方面,"目标"符号72指示相应于处于焦点的装置,并且该装置将成为任何后来的例如源端装置选"t奪的目标,直到另一目标装置被选择。在图8中的实例中,目标装置是视频宿端装置TV-pic-LR 32,所有后来的源端选择将被连接到TV-pic-LR 32。目标符号72充当书签,出现在接近TV-pic-LR32的状态框的地方。如果网络状态如图8中所示,并且从TV-tun-LR 30的控制框64选择DIR功能,那么存储在装置上的节目列表出现在屏幕上。如果从列表中选择节目并播放,那么该节目将被显示在此时具有目标符号72的装置上。在这种情况下,TV-pic-LR 32将对来自TV-tun-LR 30的节目选择进行解码并显示该节目选择。每当使用目标符号72时,它就被GUI控制器42放置在控制页60上接近装置的状态框的地方,所述装置正由GUI控制器42指示为目标。在视频呈现装置 According to another embodiment of the user interface system embodiment of the present invention, the "target" symbol 72 to indicate corresponding means in focus, and the device will be, for example, any subsequent source device is selected "t target wins, until another object device is selected. in the example in FIG. 8, the target device is a video sink device TV-pic-LR 32, all subsequent source selection to be connected to TV-pic-LR 32. 72 acts as a bookmark object symbols appear where TV-pic-LR32 close state of the frame. If the network state is shown in FIG. 8, and selecting the function from the DIR TV-tun-LR 64 of the control block 30, then a list of programs stored on the device appears on the screen on. If the program is selected from the list and play, then the program will be displayed on the device at this time with a target symbol 72. in this case, TV-pic-LR 32 will be from the TV-tun-LR 30 in program selection for decoding and displaying the selected program. whenever the target symbol 72, it is placed on the GUI controller 42 controls the page frame 60 close to the state of the device where the device is indicated by the GUI controller 42 target. in the video presentation device 情况下,所述视频呈现装置具有目标符号72并且仅仅具有一个主视频显示屏幕(像现今几乎所有的HDTV的情况),当源端被选择时,该视频显示屏幕将显示每个后来的源端选择。通常,不是目标的任何宿端装置的服务连接不会发生改变。在控制页60 上只有一个目标符号。当新的装置框获得目标符号72时,那么目标符号72从屏幕60上的其先前的位置消失。当控制页60上存在由GUI控制器42确定的突出显示时,目标符号72是GUI控制器相关的指示器。每个GUI控制器42针对其相应的控制页60上的突出显示和目标符号72的》i:置来独立地梯: 作。下面解释作为从一个宿端装置到另一个宿端装置的用户导航功能的控制器42的目标符号放置的实例。通常,当用户选择宿端装置已经突出显示的状态框62时,GUI控制器42将目标符号72移动到该宿端装置的状态框62。 对于不明确作为宿 Case, the video presentation device 72 and only a target symbol having a main video display screen (as with almost all of today's HDTV), when the source is selected, the video display screen displays the source end of each subsequent selected. typically, the target is not any service connected to the sink device does not change only a target symbol 60 on the control page. when a new apparatus to obtain the target symbol block 72, the target symbol 72 on the screen 60 from its previous position disappears. when it is determined by the GUI controller 42 to highlight the presence of the control sheet 60, the target symbol 72 is a relevant indicator GUI controller. each GUI controller 42 for projecting on their respective control page 60 and display of the target symbol 72 "i: to independently set ladder: for describing examples of the sink device from one user to another navigation function of the sink device 42 of the controller of the target symbol placed explained generally, when the user选择宿端装置已经突出显示的状态框62时,GUI控制器42将目标符号72移动到该宿端装置的状态框62。 对于不明确作为宿 装置或源端装置的装置(例如,AVHDD和DVHS就是这样的装置)来说,情况并不总是这样。当记录功能(REC)对于这些不确定的装置中的一个来说是未决时,它们的状态框接收目标符号72直到用于记录的源端已被选择,然后目标符号72被移动到其先前的位置。为了实现这样一个功能,GUI控制器42将顶级框架集提供给其网络浏览器26。网络服务器26中的CGI任务意识到每个装置或者:(1)仅仅是源端,(2)仅仅是宿端,(3) 既不是源端也不是宿端,(4)或者是源端或者是宿端("或者类型(迈ther-type)"的不明确的装置)。在控制器服务器CGI处接收这个信息。当不明确的装置的控制框被显示在控制区64中并且其状态框62上的突出显示从焦点对准的突出显示返回时,CGI任务查询该装置以确定打开记录命令是否是未决的。当用户在状态框附近移动突出显示并在仅仅是宿端装置的装置(例如, TV-pic-BR)上按下Select时,该装置接收在其状态框62上的目标符号72, 并且后来的源端装置选择被连接到该装置上。对于AVHDD和DVHS的情况可能不同,这是因为这些装置在任何时候都可以是源端和/或宿端。 AVHDD和DVHS是"或者类型,,的装置并且具有特殊的行为。如果屏幕和音频输出控制没有被从调谐器分离而作为分离的具有两个逻辑HTTP服务器的逻辑状态和控制单元,那么HDTV将是这样一种装置。为了使这样一种装置操作,必须明确地识别其用于其控制接口中的所有Exit的状态。例如,如果存在已被用户请求的记录功能,那么控制该装置的GUI控制器42必须区分需要立即的源端选择的情形。GUI控制器42接着可以指派记录装置为立即目标并指引用户以导航到仅仅可以是源端的装置。 如果AVHDD具有两个分离的一个用于记录并且一个用于播放的服务器,那么这将不是必需的。现在解释控制"或者类型"的(不明确的)装置的实例。例如,如果网络状态与图6中的一样,其中,TV-pic-LR32被上电并且其状态框62被突出显示,那么用户通过按下遥控24上的RIGHT、 DOWN和DOWN按钮来导航到包括DISK-LR 33的AVHDD 14的状态框。接着,当用户按下SELECT 时,控制区64显示由图9的实例显示的DISK-LR 33的控制框/接口74。当按下SELECT日寸,GUI控制器42还将当前目标装置(即,TV-pic-LR 32)的名称发送到DISK-LR 33。用于DISK-LR 33的控制框74包括DIR功能和RECORD功能。如果DIR功能被选择(DIR功能提供存储装置上的可获得的视频的列表),那么DISK-LR 33很可能充当源端装置并且因此使用目标装置的信息。当用户选择将被播放的视频(用户还可能返回到DIR—RECORD菜单并选择RECORD)时,DISK-LR 33的功能被确定。如果RECORD功能被选择,那么用于DISK-LR 33的控制框74退出,其中,GUI控制器42在发出"Get Open Function Status"的请求时,确定RECORD功能被打开并且DISK-LR 33应该得到目标符号72 (该装置状态框导航应该被限制在仅仅可能的源端装置)。在这种情况下,突出显示被移动到最后选择的源端装置(AVHDD-音频/视频硬盘驱动器)的状态框。当源端装置已被选择并被连接到DISK-LR 33时,GUI控制器42应该将目标符号72重新设置到先前持有它的装置上,即,优先于RECORD功能选择。当装置的状态框被突出显示或者该装置得到焦点,其控制框中的一个显示在控制页60上时,遥控24上的一些键可被激活。这些键的实例包括(在图1C0中4皮变暗):POWER、 0-9、 MUTE、 CH+/—、 VOL+/_、 MENU、 GUIDE、 REW、 STOP、 PLAY、 FF、 CAPTION、 REC和PAUSE)。这些键是^见条件而定的,这是因为它们的效果在不同的条件下是不相同的(枧条件而定指的是通过按下键产生的结果)。例如,当用户正在观看装置32上的清晰的视频屏幕(例如,观看没有同屏显示弄乱屏幕的TV)时,按下POWER键将关掉TV-pic-LR32。然而,当TV-pic-LR 32的用户正在查看控制页60、 HDTV 58 的TV-pic-BR (解码器)的状态框被突出显示、TV-pic-BR处于通电状态、并且用户按下POWER键时,TV-pic-BR装置被断电并且其状态框反映新的状态。如以上所指出的,为了有效地将事件通知给用户,本发明的另一方面提供了一种推方法,该方法可以使连接的装置将状态和通知消息直接发送到用户,而不依赖于所支持的HTTP的版本,并适用于所有MME类型。一种用于HTTP的实例推方法使用子框架,该子框架是被嵌入在装置状态框62之内的不具有边界(不可见的)的一个像素大小的嵌入式框架(iframe),并且最初#皮该装置的网络服务器(例如,网络服务器40,图1A)经GUI控制器42张贴到控制页60。这个子框架包含向网络服务器发出的更新请求,该装置的网络服务器有意地使该请求在固定的时间段(例如,110秒)内无法实现。在特定的时间段(例如,120秒)之后,GUI控制器42的网络浏览器被设置成超时HTTP请求。如果在固定的时间段期间该装置没有任何通知或状态改变的消息来显示给用户,那么在该固定的时间段的最后时刻该装置的网络服务器返回相同的,例如,Javascript以请求更新子框架。如果在固定的时间段期间发生了改变,那么该装置的网络服务器立即将状态更新的消息发送到父框架, 并且同时用新的更新请求重新加载子框架。这使用了Javascript 1.2的父框架属性和位置方法。

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1. 一种用于提供包括相互连接的客户机装置和服务装置的网络中的用户接口的方法,所述用户接口用于控制当前连接到所述网络的所述服务装置,该方法包括以下步骤: (a)从当前连接到所述网络的一个或更多个所述服务装置获得信息,所述信息包括装置信息; (b)基于所述装置信息来产生包括所述服务装置的状态信息的用户接口; (c)在能够显示用户接口的客户机装置上显示所述用户接口,以用于所述服务装置的用户导航和控制; (d)跟踪所述服务装置的用户导航和控制;和(e)基于所述跟踪信息,在所述用户接口上为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 CLAIMS 1. A method for providing a user interface comprising a network interconnecting the client device and the service device in the user interface for controlling the device currently connected to the service network, the method comprising the steps of : (a) from a current connection to the one or more network devices to obtain the service information, said information including device information; (b) based on the device information generating means includes a state of the information service a user interface; (c) can be displayed on the user interface display device of the client user interface for the user to navigate and control the service device; (d) navigation and tracking control of the service user apparatus; and (e) based on the tracking information, the service providing apparatus selected as default user on the user interface.
2、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择的步骤还基于所述服务装置的功能。 2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of providing means for the user to select a default service function of the service based on the further device.
3、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择的步骤还基于用户优先的服务装置选择。 3. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of providing means for the user to select a default service selection means is further based on the user preferred services.
4、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择的步骤还基于用户最后的服务装置选择。 Step 4. The method according to claim 1, wherein said means for selecting the default service provided for a user further based on the user selected the last service unit.
5、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而还基于用户优先的宿端装置选择中的一个为用户提供用于源端装置的缺省的宿端装置选择。 5. The method of claim 1, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device to a sink device is further based on the user selected priority in the user provides the source for the default device the sink device selection.
6、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而还基于用户最后的宿端装置选择为用户提供用于源端装置的缺省的宿端装置选择。 6. The method of claim 1, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, thereby further based on the last user of the sink device to provide users selected for the default source sink device selecting means.
7、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而还基于用户优先的源端装置选择中的一个为用户提供用于宿端装置的缺省的源端装置选择。 7. The method of claim 1, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device to the source device is further based on a user preference in the selection for the default for users of the sink device the selected source device.
8、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而还基于用户最后的源端装置选择为用户提供用于宿端装置的缺省的源端装置选择。 8. The method of claim 1, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, thereby further based on the last user of the source device to select the source to provide users with a default sink device selecting means.
9、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述将所述用户接口显示在所述客户机装置上的步骤还包括将所述用户接口显示在所述客户机装置中的浏览器上的步骤。 9. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of displaying the user interface on the client device further comprises a user interface displayed on the client device browser step.
10、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,所述将所述用户接口显示在所述客户机装置上的步骤还包括显示服务装置控制信息的步骤。 10. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of displaying the user interface on the client device further includes a display control step information service apparatus.
11、 根据权利要求IO所述的方法,其中,所述显示服务装置控制信息的步骤还包括显示用于由用户选择的服务装置的服务装置控制信息。 11. The method of claim IO, wherein the step of controlling the display of information service apparatus further comprises a display device for a service selected by the user of the service device control information.
12、 根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中,每个服务装置中的所述装置信息包括用于用户与该装置相互作用的用户4矣口描述。 12. The method of claim 1, wherein the device information in each device includes a service user interaction with a user of the device 4 described carry port.
13、 一种网络,包括: 客户机装置;与所^户机装置相互连接的服务装置;在所ii^户机装置中的用户接口控制器,用于通过以下步骤来提供用于控制当前被连接到所述网络的所述服务装置的用户接口:(a) 从当前连接到所述网络的一个或更多个所述服务装置获得信息,所述信息包括装置信息;(b) 基于所述装置信息来产生包括所述服务装置的状态信息的用户接(c) 在能够显示用户接口的装置上显示所述用户接口,以用于所述服务装置的用户导航和控制;(d) 跟踪所述服务装置的用户导航和控制;和(e) 基于所述跟踪信息,在所述用户接口上为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 13. A network, comprising: a client device; ^ with the client service means interconnecting means; the user interface controller II ^ client device, for providing the following steps for controlling the current is the service user interface device connected to the network: (a) a currently connected to the network one or more said service means to obtain information, said information including device information; (b) based on the means for generating information comprising status of the user service information access means (c) capable of displaying a user interface on the display device of the user interface to a user for navigation and control of the service device; (d) track the said service control and user navigation apparatus; and (e) means for selecting the service tracking information, providing default user based on the user interface.
14、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述用户接口控制器还基于所述服务装置的功能来为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 14. The network of claim 13, wherein the user interface controller is further based on the function of the service providing apparatus means for selecting the default service for the user.
15、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述用户接口控制器还基于用户优先的服务装置选择中的一个来为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 15. The network of claim 13, wherein the user interface controller further means for selecting a service based on user preference in the default service providing means for the user selection.
16、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述用户接口控制器还基于用户最后的服务装置选择来为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 16. The network of claim 13, wherein the user interface controller further means for selecting the service based on the last user to provide means for selecting the default service for the user.
17、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而所述用户接口控制器还基于用户优先的宿端装置选择中的一个来为用户提供用于源端装置的缺省的宿端装置选择。 17. The network of claim 13, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, so that the user interface controller is further selected based on a user preference sink device to provide the users with the default source device in the sink device selection.
18、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而所述用户接口控制器还基于用户最后的宿端装置选择来为用户提供用于源端装置的缺省的宿端装置选择。 18. The network of claim 13, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, so that the user interface controller further sink device based on the last selected user to provide users with a source the default sink device selection means.
19、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而所述用户接口控制器还基于用户优先的源端装置选择中的一个来为用户提供用于宿端装置的缺省的源端装置选择。 19. The network of claim 13, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, so that the user interface controller is further based on a selected source device in user preference for the user to provide a the default in the sink device the source device is selected.
20、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而所述用户接口控制器还基于用户最后的源端装置选择来为用户提供用于宿端装置的缺省的源端装置选择。 20. The network of claim 13, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, so that the user interface controller is further based on the final selection of the source device for the user to provide a sink for the user default source device selection means.
21、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述用户接口控制器还将服务装置控制信息显示在所述用户接口上。 21. The network of claim 13, wherein the user interface controller means for controlling the service information is also displayed on the user interface.
22、 根据权利要求21所述的网络,其中,所述用户接口控制器显示用于由用户选择的服务装置的服务装置控制信息。 22. The network of claim 21, wherein the user interface controller means for displaying the service selected by the user of the service means control information.
23、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,每个服务装置中的所述装置信息包括用于用户与该装置相互作用的用户接口描述。 23. The network of claim 13, wherein the device information for each service apparatus includes a user interface description for user interaction with the device.
24、 根据权利要求13所述的网络,其中,所述客户机装置还包括网络浏览器,从而所述用户接口控制器将所述用户接口显示在所述浏览器上。 24. The network of claim 13, wherein the client device further includes a network browser, so the user interface to the user interface controller is displayed on the browser.
25、 根据权利要求24所述的网络,其中,每个服务装置包括将所述装置信息提供给所述用户接口控制器的网络服务器。 25. The network of claim 24, wherein each service providing apparatus comprises the device information to the Web server to the user interface controller.
26、 根据权利要求25所述的网络,其中,所述装置经所述HTTP网络协议通信。 26. The network of claim 25, wherein said network device via the HTTP protocol.
27、 一种提供用于控制当前连接到网络的服务装置的用户接口的客户机装置,包括:控制器,用于通过以下步骤来提供用于控制所述服务装置的用户接口:(a) 从当前连接到所述网络的一个或更多个所述服务装置获得信息,所述信息包括装置信息;(b) 基于所述装置信息来产生包括所述服务装置的状态信息的用户接口;(c) 在能够显示用户接口的装置上显示所述用户接口,以用于所述服务装置的用户导航:和控制;(d) 跟踪所述服务装置的用户导航和控制;和(e) 基于所述跟踪信息,在所述用户接口上为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 27. A client device providing a user interface for controlling the apparatus connecting to the service network, comprising: a controller for providing a user interface device for controlling the service by the steps of: (a) from a network currently connected to the one or more service means for obtaining the information, said information including device information; (b) based on the information to generate the user interface means comprises said state information service device; (c ) capable of displaying a user interface on the display device of the user interface, the navigation service for the user device: and control; user navigation and control (D) tracking said service means; and (e) based on the tracking information, provides a default service for the user device selects on the user interface.
28、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述控制器还基于所述服务装置的功能来为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 28. The client device according to claim 27, wherein the controller is further based on the function of the service providing apparatus means for selecting the default service for the user.
29、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述控制器还基于用户优先的服务装置选择中的一个来为用户提供缺省的il良务装置选择。 29, the client device according to claim 27, wherein said controller further means for selecting a service based on user preference in the default il to provide good service to a user selected device.
30、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述控制器还基于用户最后的服务装置选择来为用户提供缺省的服务装置选择。 30. The client device according to claim 27, wherein said controller means further selecting the last user based on the service providing device selects the default service for the user.
31、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而所述控制器还基于用户优先的宿端装置选择中的一个来为用户提供用于源端装置的缺省的宿端装置选择。 31, the client device according to claim 27, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, so that the controller is further selected based on a user preference sink device to provide the users with the default source device in the sink device selection.
32、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而所述控制器还基于用户最后的宿端装置选择来为用户提供用于源端装置的缺省的宿端装置选择。 32. The client device according to claim 27, wherein said means comprises a serving device and a sink device source, whereby said controller further sink device based on the last selected user to provide a user with the source the default sink device selection means.
33、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而所迷控制器还基于用户优先的源端装置选择中的一个来为用户提供用于宿端装置的缺省的源端装置选择。 33. The client device according to claim 27, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, so that the fan controller is further based on a source selection means in the user preference is provided by the user the default in the sink device the source device is selected.
34、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述服务装置包括源端装置和宿端装置,从而所述控制器还基于用户最后的源端装置选择来为用户提供用于宿端装置的缺省的源端装置选择。 34, the client device according to claim 27, wherein the service end device includes a source device and a sink device, so that the controller is further based on the final selection of the source device for the user to provide a sink for the user default source device selection means.
35、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述控制器还将服务装置控制信息显示在所述用户接口上。 35, the client device according to claim 27, wherein said control means also controls the service information is displayed on the user interface.
36、 根据权利要求35所述的客户机装置,其中,所述控制器显示用于由用户选择的服务装置的服务装置控制信息。 36. The client device according to claim 35, wherein said display controller means for serving the service selected by the user device control information.
37、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,每个服务装置中的所述装置信息包括用于用户与该装置相互作用的用户接口描述。 37, the client device according to claim 27, wherein the device information for each service apparatus includes a user interface description for user interaction with the device.
38、 根据权利要求27所述的客户机装置,其中,所述客户机装置还包括网络浏览器,从而所述控制器将所述用户接口显示在所述浏览器上。 38, the client device according to claim 27, wherein the client device further includes a network browser, so that the controller controls the user interface displayed on the browser.
39、 根据权利要求38所述的客户机装置,其中,每个服务装置包括将所述装置信息提供给所述控制器的网络服务器。 39, the client device as claimed in claim 38, wherein each of said service providing apparatus comprises a network device information to the controller server.
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